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What was Global Forestry?

Global Forestry was a SIPP investment scheme that many pension holders in the UK invested in. They did so because of the promise of healthy returns and because the investment was labelled as being green, i.e. they were investing in something that would make them money and that was also good for the environment.

How Freedom Bay Was Made to Look Good to the Wrong Kind of Investor

An investment on a luxury island that promises large returns as well as the opportunity to spend time in the resort – sounds great doesn’t it? This is what many people were told when trying to decide where to invest their SIPP (Self-Invested Personal Pension). The product they were offered was called Freedom Bay.

Is It a Good Idea to Invest Your Pension into Farmland?

Food is a commodity that will have a market regardless of consumer trends, economic circumstances, or the Government in Westminster. Is farmland, therefore, a good investment? More importantly, is it a good idea to invest your pension into farmland?

What Was Ethical Forestry

Why Ethical Forestry turned bad for investors

Ethical Forestry was an investment product that many people invested in using a SIPP (self-invested personal pension), but it went horribly wrong. Many investors who lost their money found they had been mis-sold the product in the first place. What went wrong, and what lessons can we learn?

Biofuel Investments

How biofuels ended up costing SIPP holders

The sustainable energy sector is an attractive investment option to many people. Not only is it a sector that many believe will grow, there is also an ethical element to the decision, i.e. doing something that's good for the environment and contributing to making the planet better for younger generations.

Berkeley Burke

Berkeley Burke, SIPP mis-selling and the need for clearer regulation

SIPPs (Self-Invested Personal Pensions) allow you to select your own investments for your pension, offering greater financial freedom. However, in recent years there’s been considerable controversy surrounding SIPP providers and how they conduct their business, with many investors losing money as a result of their practices.

Diamonds and SIPP Mis-Selling

What Do Diamonds Have to Do with SIPP Mis-Selling?

Diamonds are known for being expensive and sought-after gems. It is understandable, therefore, that some people invest in them when given the opportunity. After all, from a layman’s point of view, diamonds are consistently expensive and consistently sought-after. This must make them a potentially lucrative investment, right?

Active Wealth financial advisory firm

What is Active Wealth?

Active Wealth is a now-collapsed financial advisory firm. It was caught up in the British Steel Pension Scheme mis-selling scandal. In addition, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has had to pay over £350k in compensation to Active Wealth's clients.

avoiding pension problems

4 Common Pension Pitfalls To Watch Out For

Read about how to safeguard yourself from bad and risky pension investment advice. Discover how to avoid high-risk pension investment schemes by being well-informed about the pitfalls involved.

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